The sun -- and what we need to know to understand it.
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- We want to find out a little about the sun. But to do that, let's talk about "scientific notation" for numbers.
- We should also know a little about units of measurement.
- That gets us to the
sun and how far away it is, how big it is, what is its mass, what is its density.
[Cf. CM Chapter 16, particularly the first section.]
Updated 1 October 2007
Davison E. Soper, Institute of Theoretical Science,
University of Oregon, Eugene OR 97403 USA